Out of sight, out of mind is the mantra that Bangaloreans must live by to find it acceptable to put their trash in front of their house, on their neighbour’s property, anywhere as long as it’s not on your land any more.
I don’t know how it happened, but my husband called our next door neighbour, who owns the empty lot next to us, to ask them to clean up their lot. The growth had gotten quite high (at least 10 times higher than the photograph below). I had thought this call was about getting all the garbage off their lot, but what the neighbour intuited is that he should cut down all the plants that have come up.
Now it looks like this (below). So all the plant life that was there, which attracted birds, is now gone but the trash is still there. And the neighbour behind us continues to chuck his garbage out of their third-floor window. And, as you can see, much of that is plastic so it won’t be biodegrading any time soon.